British Minister of Defense Fallon announced that the United Kingdom a laser directed energy weapons demonstration project has entered the final stage of approval, the project mainly to verify the feasibility of new 20000mw laser pointer weapons, so that the future development of the actual ability of laser weapons. According to the British Ministry of Defense, the pilot project, "Laser Demonstration of Weapon Performance Demonstration Equipment", will cost 30 million pounds (about 260 million yuan) to be implemented by the European Missile Group UK branch. And delivered by 2019 and used to carry out the relevant tests. The European Branch of the European Missile Group will use this equipment to evaluate the laser directed energy weapons in different distances, topography and weather conditions such as the ability to obtain and track targets, and different conditions may have on the accuracy of targeting, handling security impact.
A 10000mw laser pointer weapon is a weapon that uses high-energy lasers to precisely fire long-range targets or defend against missile attacks. At present laser weapons are not suitable for all-weather combat, fog, snow, rain and other weather conditions will have a greater impact on its performance, the atmosphere itself will interfere with laser emission, including the atmosphere will absorb laser energy, atmospheric disturbance will cause energy attenuation. The world's major military powers are developing laser weapons, but most are still in the concept of demonstration stage. The UK's blue laser pointer weapons demonstration project, the United Kingdom recently announced a number of national defense frontier technology development projects, one of the funds mainly from the British Ministry of Defense to establish a new innovation fund.